My Dog Has Behavior Problems And Is Aggressive Towards My Dad
We have a one year old Miniature Australian Shepard and we have recently had some behavior problems with him. My dad is the head of the household and the dog, Tucker, minds him; however, he is always challenging him.
Tucker is very protective of my mother and Tucker will lash out at my dad if he feels the need to protect my mom or if there is food involved. Food is a pretty big problem.
This is has been going on for a few months and my dad and Tucker have worked on their relationship and we have worked with him and food. He is allowed to eat the food when we allow it.
Now in the last few days Tucker has been giving the "cold eye", almost looking through us. You can see in his eyes how aggressive he is and we aren't sure what to do.
Is this typical for this breed and what can we do about it? We love the dog very much but if the situation is unsafe there isn't a whole lot we can do.